After announcing the release date just last week, Blizzard has launched Diablo 3‘s Rise of the Necromancer DLC. Anticipation for this DLC has been building for months, as it adds the much-loved Necromancer class from Diablo 2. The DLC went live with Diablo 3 version 2.6.0, which was patched into the game just a little while ago.
Rise of the Necromancer will set you back $14.99 regardless of the platform you buy it on. The meat and potatoes of this DLC pack is the Necromancer character itself, but you’ll get a few more items to use in game as well. These items include things like cosmetic wings, banner features, a pair of additional character slots, a non-combat pet, and if you’re playing on PC, two additional tabs for your stash.
Rise of the Necromancer is launching across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC at the same time, so all versions will be up to date with the latest content. Keep in mind, too, that Blizzard has launched the digital-only Diablo 3: Eternal Collection on PS3 and Xbox One, which is a bundle of all the Diablo 3 content released thus far. For the time being, the Eternal Collection costs $39.99, but it’ll jump back up to $59.99 before long.
This could very well be the last piece of significant content we see for Diablo 3. Like its predecessor, Diablo 3 was given a single expansion – Reaper of Souls – and now with this DLC adding one more playable character to the equation, it isn’t hard to see Blizzard considering Diablo 3 finished. Obviously, the game will continue to get more updates as its seasonal game mode seems to be quite popular with players, but don’t be surprised if this is the last piece of new content we see released.
After all, Diablo 3 is getting a little long in the tooth these days. The original game was released way back in 2012, so it may not be long before we’re hearing about Diablo 4. Of course, if the gap between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3 is any indication, we could be waiting quite a while for a Diablo 4 announcement, so maybe it isn’t a bad idea to settle in with Diablo 3.